This Week at Thoreau

This Week at Thoreau / September 15 – September 22, 2019

Sunday, September 15

Adult Discussion Group: – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“Misconduct of Public Men”: A History of Impeachment

Presented by Garna Christian

Modern day connotations notwithstanding, impeachment was a time-honored process when written into the U.S. Constitution in 1787.  How was the American version strikingly more radical than the British, what was the intention of our nation’s founders, and how has it played out over the past three hundred years?

Sunday Celebration:

Disrupting White Supremacy

Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen

White supremacy has disrupted lives and shattered communities for generations.  What would it mean to be a religious community devoted to disrupting it?  The Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen will be in the pulpit via video.

Outreach Offering: Juice boxes for Lunches of Love

Wednesday, September 18

“Moms’ Morning In” playgroup gathering: – 9:00 a.m. to Noon

Toddlers and Preschool kids and their moms, dads, or caregivers are invited to enjoy some quality time together in our wonderful backyard!  Bring your friends and share in the fun!

Adult Enrichment: – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Last week we continued with Chapter 12, “Vampire Problems,” of “The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life” by David Brooks.  Look for a TUUC Announce email for details of this weeks host.  All are welcome.  Bring your own lunch.  For more information contact Ron Masters, walrustexas@yahoo.com, or (832) 260 1497.

Friday, September 20

Climate Strike Houston: 12:00pm City Hall, downtown Houston

Meet at Museum District campus (5200 Fannin @ Southmore) at 10:00 a.m.  Wear your yellow Side With Love T-Shirt. We’ll make signs and posters to share and show our concerns about the climate crisis. The group will leave MD at 11:00 a.m. to attend the rally at City Hall to show our support for Climate Action. Invite family, friends, neighbors, anyone and everyone you can think of to join our demonstration. This should be the largest climate strike in Houston’s history!

Sunday, September 22

Adult Discussion Group: – 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Noah’s ark

Presented by John Vindekilde

It is claimed that “man is a story telling animal.”  Imagine early human beings, after a long day of hunting, gathering around the campfire at night and telling entertaining stories.  The Bible contains numerous stories, which are open to interpretation.  Are they accurate history or tall tales?  One entertaining Bible story is of Noah and his Ark.  We will screen a short video about the ark story, then discuss Bible stories.

Sunday Celebration:

This Changes Everything: a Religious Response to the Climate Emergency

Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen

The Earth is in the midst of a global climate emergency.  We only have a few years to radically transform our economy and our society if we are to avert catastrophic global warming.  What are religious communities called to do in such a moment of existential crisis?  Dr. Colin Bossen will be in the pulpit via video.

Outreach Offering:  Granola Bars for Lunches of Love

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